Zibaba is an app development company that develops an app that lets you put a shop on your Facebook fan page. Their app takes advantage of the Facebook social graph in order to get your Facebook friends and fans talking about your shop and your products, and it also provides a comprehensive set of analytics tools so you can collect extensive marketing data. Zibaba Facebook shops have a group offer feature, which lets your Facebook fans band together and take advantage of group offers, as well as an affiliate network that allows other shopowners to market your stuff or even your storefront on a revenue-share basis.
Zibaba have a Shopify app called Zibaba Facebook Storefront that lets Shopify shopowners expand their reach into the Facebook market (which as of this writing, was over 730 million people according to Socialbakers). We asked Zibaba about their Shopify app, and their answers appear below.
What does Zibaba Facebook Storefront do?
Zibaba Facebook Storefront gives Shopify customers the opportunity to duplicate their Shopify store and open a store directly from their Facebook Fan Page within seconds.
Shopify customers have the ability to choose from customized backgrounds, upload customized banners for additional branding and utilize all of the additional promotional marketing tools offered by Zibaba. The additional tools include running Group Offers, Coupons, Fan Only Discounts and joining the Zibaba Social Affiliate Network in order to increase marketing efforts and drive sales. Additionally, every product within the store utilizes all of the social interactions of Facebook such as 'like', 'ask advice', 'comment' and 'share'.
What are the key features of your app?
Zibaba Facebook Storefront lets you:
- Run Group Offers and Coupons
- Promote the store utilizing the services of professional online marketers as part of the Social Affiliate Network
- Utilize all of the social interactions of Facebook
- Run fan-only discounts
- Interact directly with customers via the brand's Facebook fan page
Screen capture of an example Facebook store based on a Shopify store.
Why should shopowners use this app?
As a shopowner, you'll want to use Zibaba Facebook Storefront because it'll help you in these ways:
- You'll get your products seen by over 700 million users using Facebook
- You'll increase sales using social and viral marketing efforts
- You can reward your customers running Group Offers and Coupons directly from your Facebook Store
- The setup time can take seconds
Where did you get your idea for your app?
The idea for the app came from bringing store fronts to where the largest online mass of surfers gather every day of the week: Facebook!
How long did it take for you to build the app?
The app took only two weeks to build, but six weeks of intensive QA to ensure that the experience for Shopify customers would be smooth and easy.
How can we find you online?
- Web: http://zibaba.com
- Twitter: @zibaba
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zibabacom
- Blog: http://zibaba.com/blog/
Where can I find out more about the Zibaba Facebook Storefront?
You can find out more about it on the Zibaba Shopify App page in the App Store.
You should also check out the video below, which shows you how you create a Zibaba-powered shop in Facebook based on your Shopify shop:
[ This article also appears in Global Nerdy. ]